Working as a law professional can be very stressful, with overwhelming workloads and emotionally challenging cases. There is help if you need it.
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It’s easy to feel daunted by a heavy workload. Breaking tasks down and knowing how to delegate can ease the stress and make it feel manageable.
Emotional resilience is our ability to adapt to stressful situations or crises. Our blogs explain how to build emotional resilience:
Practical tips to help you manage day-to-day stress:
There are also things your firm can do to support employees with stress.
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